Adjunct Faculty

Year Started at JMU: 2012

varnerjs@jmu.edu

Contact Info

Education

M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2007

B.A., Creative Writing, Susquehanna University, 2003

Professional Focuses

Critical thinking and reading, writing as activism, political rhetoric, economic inequality, popular culture, music writing, podcasts

Publications

Books
Nothing Left to Burn, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010. 

Print Literary Journals
Bomb, interview "Lee Clay Johnson by Jay Varner," Issue 136, Summer 2016.
Lake Effect, essay "What Did Scott Franco Ever Do to You?" Volume 18/Spring 2014.
Essay Magazine, essay "The High Water Mark," Volume 14/Spring 2014.
Cedars, essay "Nothing Wrong with the Radio," Issue 4, Summer 2013. 
Georgetown Review, essay "The Pennsylvania Bolide," Spring 2012
Oxford American Magazine, "Play, Guitar Play," December 2011
The Southeast Review, essay "Sport for Our Neighbors," Spring 2010. 
Quicksilver, essay "Farm Machines," Fall 2008.
Black Warrior Review, essay "Missing Persons," Spring 2008.
The Rectangle, essay "Small Gestures," 2003.

Online Literary Journals
McSweeney's Internet Tendency, "An Open Letter to My Neighbor Who Frequently Sits Alone Inside His Truck," June 2006.

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